Airbnb Announces Programming Highlights for Belong. Here. Now. Miami
installation to feature a wide range of emerging creative including Hong Yi (RED), BINA48, Great Things to People, and Emile Baltz, among others.

SAN FRANCISCO, – Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, today announces the lineup of emerging international talent participating in Belong. Here. Now., an interactive installation that will take place during Design Miami/.

From December 1-6, 2015, Belong. Here. Now., a Design Miami/ Satellite designed by Chicago-based architects Design With Company, will come alive with interactive experiences hosted by some of the world’s most exciting new creatives. The week’s programming includes both smaller, more intimate moments as well as larger events, giving guests the opportunity to engage and participate in various ways. Visitors to the installation, which is situated across the street from the Design Miami/ entrance, can do everything from express desires through a wishing wall to asking questions of the world’s first advanced humanoid robot.

Speaking to this new generation of creatives, Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, and Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, will host a conversation about hybridity, how today’s creatives are not confined to one certain medium, but are relevant to many. An architect who curates for and oversees R&D for the world’s foremost modern art institution, a designer leading one of the fastest growing hospitality brands; in today’s world, creative people do not belong in any one category, but are forming their own. This hybridity, the mixing of mediums and disciplines, ultimately creates a stronger creative culture that can address the global conversation from politics to innovation, and beyond.

Further, Kim Hastreiter, along with Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes from Pink Martini, will entertain guests with a fun and interactive performance. Yinka Ilori, a furniture artist who upcycles chairs, will invite guests to learn about his Nigerian heritage through parables and then create their own pieces, all while interacting with him during his creative process. The hosted moments at Belong. Here. Now. will vary throughout the week, but each one will invite guests to actively engage and participate during their visit.

Below is a list of creatives participating in Belong.Here.Now.

Aurora Botanica
Emile Baltz
Frank Traynor
Great Things to People (gt2P)
Hisham A. Bharoocha
Hong Yi (Red)
Joe Gebbia
Kim Hastreiter, with Thomas Lauderdale & China Forbes of Pink Martini
Michael Birch-Pierce
Paola Antonelli
Yinka Ilori

Open to Public – December 2-6

Meridian Ave & 19th Street

Across the street from the entrance to Design Miami/


Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and over 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.



Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. For more information, please visit

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